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In April, a Conde Nast Traveler reader poll named the recently renovated Spa at Rancho Bernardo Inn as the number one resort spa in North America.

The annual poll ranks spas based on numerous criteria, including setting, services, staff, programs and cuisine. The Spa at Rancho Bernardo garnered an overall score of 91.8 out of 100. Delawie Wilkes Rodrigues Barker was the architect of record.

Another San Diego business to catch the attention of Conde Nast Traveler, Whisknladle Neighborhood Bistro & Bar in La Jolla, was honored on the publication's 12th annual "Hot List" outlining 105 of the world's best new restaurants. Whisknladle, a Mediterranean-inspired "gourmet comfort" establishment, purchases all their ingredients from local organic farms and bakes, churns and smokes everything in-house.

According to the publication, a team of roving epicures visited 32 countries -- from Chile to the Czech Republic, Thailand to Tunisia -- to track down the world's most exciting new restaurants.

Whisknladle was the only San Diego restaurant to earn the distinction of a 2008 "Hot Table." The last San Diego restaurant to be honored with this distinction was Island Prime/C Level in 2006.

Adams Avenue

The Adams Avenue Business Association will hold its annual "Taste of Adams Avenue" from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., June 22, with a variety of samples of house specials, entrees and desserts from restaurants along Adams Avenue.

Some participating restaurants include The Antique Row Café, Kensington Grill, The Incredible Cheesecake Company and Twiggs Bakery & Coffee House, among others. Tickets are available at all participating restaurants, as well as online for $20.

Proceeds for this event will benefit the business association, whose mission is to promote and increase commercial activity within the Adams Avenue Business Improvement District. For a list of participating restaurants, or for more information, visit adamsaveonline.com.

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